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Olympic Games

SOCIAL SCIENCES AND THE OLYMPIC GAMES

A joint Event Series hosted by the BSA Sociology of Sport and the BSA Leisure & Recreation Study Groups

The first event will take place on Tuesday 11th January 2011. Further information and online booking is available now at: www.britsoc.co.uk/events/olympics

Event 1: Beyond the Leisure Dome

The British Library Conference Centre London

Tuesday 11th January 2011, 10.00am–4.30pm

Confirmed speakers include:

Maurice Roche, University of Sheffield – ‘The Olympic Games, Mega-events and Modernity’

Martin Polley, University of Southampton – ‘‘Olympick, Olympian and Olympic’: Alternative British Histories’

Garry Whannel, University of Bedfordshire – ‘Are the Olympics popular, really?’

Alan Tomlinson, University of Brighton – ‘Olympic Sport and Modern European Identity’

Plus:

Olympic Futures 1: The Olympics and the Athlete – A Roundtable Discussion including: Barrie Houlihan (Loughborough University); Elizabeth Pike (University of Chichester); Dominic Malcolm (Loughborough University)

Book your place online now: www.britsoc.co.uk/events/olympics

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